Many thanks to the reader who sent us a copy of this photo of Jacqueline Kennedy with her Scottish Terrier, Hootchie. While the Scottie News had reported on Hootchie before, we’d never actually seen photographic evidence of his existence.
If you click on this link, you can see clearly that it is indeed Jackie. And of course, today is the 40th anniversary of her brother-in-law Robert Kennedy’s murder so it gives us an excuse to run a Kennedy item. (Not that we actually ever need an excuse to run a Kennedy item)
Magnum Photo’s description notes:
This snapshot was taken by an itinerant photographer when Jacqueline BOUVIER was being taken for an afternoon outing in Central Park in NYC, by her maternal grandmother Mrs James LEE. Her Scotty dog was named “Hootchie” and when she was 2 years old Jackie “showed him” at the East Hampton Long Island Dog Show. Jackie drew her first complimentary press notices for her showmanship skill “Little two year old Jacqueline BOUVIER toddled to the show platform and exhibited with great pride a wee Scotch terrier about her own size”… it was claimed in the press.